Details of the death of NBA star Lorenzen Wright after a body was found on the field

The ex-wife of the former NBA star is in prison for her role in the basketball player horrific murder In a case that shocked the nation.

The discovery of Lorenzen Wright’s body in a lead-infested field is just part of a chain of gruesome details of his death.

Shera Wright pleaded guilty For her role in Lorenzen’s death in 2019 she was sentenced to 30 years in prison after his decomposing body was found in a field in 2010.

Lorenzen was a 34-year-old former NBA professional who played a total of 13 seasons after being drafted to seventh overall in 1996.

The father of six played with the Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers at various points in his career.

His killing in 2010 is one of the most murders High-profile murder cases On the history of Memphis, according to the Associated Press.

Erie’s disappearance

The former NBA player disappeared on the night of July 18, 2010.

Police said he just left his ex-wife Shera Wright’s home in Tennessee, and the two had only been separated for five months at the time.

The 2010 Lorenzen Wright murder is one of the most high-profile murder cases in Memphis history, according to the Associated Press.
The 2010 Lorenzen Wright murder is one of the most high-profile murder cases in Memphis history, according to the Associated Press.
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The Memphis Grizzlies and the City of Memphis each offered a $5,000 reward for any information on Lorenzen’s whereabouts after his disappearance.

Tennessee was willing to pay $10,000, and the crime frontrunners put in $1,000.

A tragic discovery came 10 days after he was reported missing. His decomposing body was found in a desolate field area near a golf course.

Shera Wright, Lorenzen's ex-wife, pleaded guilty to one count of facilitating first-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Shera Wright, Lorenzen’s ex-wife, pleaded guilty to one count of facilitating first-degree murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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Law enforcement revealed that he was found with 11 bullets to the head, torso and right forearm.

This was followed by a seven-year investigation.

Failed to call 911

Lorenzen attempted to call 911 on the morning of July 19, right after he had disappeared.

The sender was reportedly unable to locate him or know what he was saying.

Instead, they reported hearing gunshots in the background.

The call would later be played back in court with the thundering sound of shots being fired in front of the jury.

Police said Lorenzen had just left the home of his ex-wife, Shira, in Tennessee before his death.
Police said Lorenzen had just left the home of his ex-wife, Shira, in Tennessee before his death.
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family matter

Ultimately, three suspects were arrested in connection with what happened to Lorenzen, including Shera Wright’s cousin.

Lorenzen’s ex-wife, Shira, is Gardener Billy Ray Turnerand her cousin Jimmy Martin were all arrested for questioning.

Martin testified in court that Shera Wright recruited him and Turner to kill Lorenzen.

Previous “attempted murder”

Prosecutors said Martin and Turner had previously gone to Lorenzen’s apartment in Atlanta with rifles.

Shera Gardens coordinator Billy Ray Turner is recruited to kill Lorenzen Wright.
Shera Gardens coordinator Billy Ray Turner is recruited to kill Lorenzen Wright.
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They reportedly broke into the house, only to find someone sleeping on the sofa with Lorenzen not home.

They left, and Shera Wright devised another plan.

Romance with Turner

According to prosecutors at Turner’s trial, Turner and Shera Wright’s relationship was romantic.

Turner was a gardener in Atlanta and met Shera Wright through the church they both attended.

Prosecutors said she could easily manipulate Turner.

Louise Vassar, Lorenzen Wright's grandmother, is sad while touching the casket during his memorial service in Memphis.
Louise Vassar, Lorenzen Wright’s grandmother, is sad while touching the casket during his memorial service in Memphis.
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tired to escape

Shera Wright allegedly told her cousin that she had plotted with Turner on a plan to have Lorenzen meet her in the field, where he would be attacked.

Martin explained in court testimony that Shira told him that she and Turner ambush Lorenzin after luring him there.

They chased after Lorenzen, who jumped over the fence and tried to escape before they shot him.

Shera Wright originally kept the story of Lorenzen’s murder in a drug deal going wrong.

In July 2019, she changed her tune and pleaded guilty to a charge of facilitating first-degree murder.

Since Martin was already on trial for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, he was granted immunity in the case.

During Martin’s testimony at trial, he told the jury that Turner had dumped the gun in Lake North Mississippi, and told investigators where the gun was in 2012.

FBI divers later found the gun just 50 miles from where Lorenzen’s body was discovered and Turner was arrested in 2017, shortly after the murder weapon was found.

The jury of 12 deliberated for two hours before convicting Turner of first-degree murder, attempted murder, and conspiracy in Lorenzen’s death on March 21, 2022.

Turner was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Life Insurance Claims

Although the motive was not explained in court, Lorenzen’s mother Deborah Marion claims Shera killed him to gain access to his $1 million life insurance policy.

Shira reportedly quickly crossed the million dollar mark after his death.

The policy was in place to take care of the couple’s six living children if something happened to him.

Their children include Lorenzen Wright Jr., Lauren Wright, and twins Lamar, Shamar Wright, Sophia Wright, and Lawson Wright.

Two of Wright’s children have made statements to the Tennessee State Board of Parole in defense of Chera’s early release in May 2022, while Marion has spoken out against her release.

Lorenzen Wright's mother claims Shira killed him to gain access to a $1 million life insurance policy.
Lorenzen Wright’s mother claims Shira killed him to gain access to a $1 million life insurance policy.
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Shira claimed that she was doing well in prison and should be released early in a request that was denied.

She is serving her sentence in a rehab center and is required to stay 30 percent of it before release talks.

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